Lecture // OFFSITE
IN DISCUSSION / Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins with Ciara McKeown
Friday, September 18, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM | FREE
@ University of Calgary, Arts Building, Room AB 672
Presented in partnership with the University of Calgary’s Department of Art: Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, Contemporary Calgary is pleased to announce a free discussion between Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins with Ciara McKeown, on September 18th at the University of Calgary.
Why Can’t Minimal, an exhibition of humorous minimalism curated by John G. Hampton is currently on display at Contemporary Calgary, and features work by Marman & Borins. The exhibition continues until October 18th at 117 8th Avenue SW. For further information please visit http://www.contemporarycalgary.com/whats-on/why-cant-minimal
JENNIFER MARMAN & DANIEL BORINS have been making large-format sculpture, mixed media, installation, and electronic art since 2000. Marman is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Borins is a graduate of McGill University. Both artists also graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2001 – where they first began collaborating together.
Marman and Borins’ work exists in both the museum and public settings. In the fall of 2008 they participated in a group sculpture show at the National Gallery of Canada entitled *Caught in the Act*. In 2009, Marman and Borins completed a commission for a large-scale interactive work for the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Business. Amongst their recent public art projects is a newly installed commission for the Pan Am Village in Toronto for 2015. With regard to their exhibition record, in the fall of 2013, Marman and Borins had their first New York solo show at Cristin Tierney Gallery. From 2013 on, their solo exhibition “The Collaborationists” has been on tour; most recently in Canada at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona.
CIARA MCKEOWN has worked in multiple arts organizations for over ten years in cities across Canada and the United States, as a commissioner, director, and project manager. Currently, McKeown works as Studio Project Manager with artists Sans façon, and was recently selected as an Advisor with the Creative City Network of Canada, working to establish a national public art network. Previously, she spent time as the Interim Public Art Program Manager with Waterfront Toronto, as a Curator with Hamilton’s multi-disciplinary arts festival Supercrawl, and ran an annual public art round-table forum for critical discussions and knowledge sharing with colleagues across the country. Educated at McGill University and New York University, McKeown also spent time working in museum exhibition development and non-profit management in New York. She has written for Stephen Magazine, Public Art Review, Americans for the Arts blog and was the Public Art writer with the Hamilton Arts Council’s LivingArts Program.